Summer brings some refreshing thoughts of lemonades, citrus fruits, ice popsicles, and colourful salads. It is this time of the year when we gear ourselves up to try and shed all the extra calories we had during the winter holidays which was followed by the lockdown during which we all turned towards food for comfort and coped with the stress with our endless rounds of snacking and indisciplined food habits. Now that it is bright, sunny, and open, it's time to take things into our hands and restart the summer on a healthy note with a refreshingly light & tasty salad party.
As assumed, salad parties are not about healthy and boring food on the counter. It is more of a casual and open-air party that you can set up for your friends and family by the poolside or in your backyard garden on a weekend to enjoy the warm weather with them. Since the party is held in an open-air environment, there will be more physical activities like sports and games involved in making the party more fun.
Throwing a salad party is not only healthy for the guests but time effective for the host also. You don't have to cook much for a salad party, all you have to do is to cut some veggies and fruits, thus making it an excellent platform for you to showcase your knife skills too.
Serving salad from starter to dessert gives you a variety of effortless options. You can make bite-size starters with raw veggies along with feta or goat cheese, grilled meat pieces, mushrooms, olives, etc. the options are plenty to serve the starters with some bread and dips.
To serve some drinks, you have lemonade, fresh juices, or impress the guests with your own fruit punches.
For the main course, you can choose wholemeal salads like Shrimp Ceasar Salad, Thai Beef Salad, or a Modern Tabbouleh, that provides itself as a complete meal.
When it comes to desserts at a salad party, fruits and nuts come to the rescue. Play with different fruit combinations with your choice of nuts, drizzle some honey or even melted dark chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth on a healthy note.
As far as kids are concerned, be easy on them and serve them some ice creams, sorbet, custard, or even some whipped cream along with the fruits and nuts, and they would be more than happy to have them.
When you decide to throw a salad party, remember it is a win-win situation for everyone. It's healthy, relaxing, fun-filled, and satisfying for both the guest and the host.
Let's get a whole new healthy party season started!